Sebastian Geiger

Sebastian Geiger, SPE, director of the Institute of Petroleum Engineering and Foundation CMG chair at Heriot-Watt University, was awarded the 2017 Alfred Wegener Award by the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE). The Alfred Wegener award recognizes EAGE members for outstanding contribution over a period of time to the scientific and technical advancement of one or more of the disciplines in EAGE, particularly petroleum geoscience and engineering. Geiger’s award citation mentioned his contributions to the field of carbonate reservoir modeling and simulation as head of the Carbonate Reservoir Group at Heriot-Watt, co-director of the International Centre for Carbonate Reservoirs in Edinburgh, and Foundation CMG chair in carbonate reservoir simulation. His open, accessible teaching and supervision and publication of more than 120 technical papers and an edited book were also emphasized in the citation. Geiger holds a PhD degree in computational geosciences from the ETH Zurich and an MSc degree in geosciences from Oregon State University.